Harley-Davidson

The Complete History

Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350000

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 2577

Cruise through this collection of Harley-Davidson's most iconic motorcycles! When most people imagine a motorcycle, chances are they picture a Harley-Davidson. That's because Harley-Davidson machines look the way the primordial biker inside each of us feels a motorcycle should look. In short, Harley-Davidson makes mythic bikes. Harley-Davidson: The Complete History celebrates these iconic motorcycles, presenting them all in one beautifully illustrated book. The most beloved and recognizable motorcycles are included here: the Knucklehead, the Panhead, the Peashooter, the KR, the Sportster, the XR750, the Shovelhead, the Evolution, the Twin Cam, the V-Rod, and all the rest. Pages in the book reveal historic images as well as modern photos from the top motorcycle photographers working today. Additionally, there are chapters from some of the most celebrated motorcycle writers of all time--Peter Egan, Kevin Cameron, Ed Youngblood, Allan Girdler, Steve Anderson, and many more. All of this material combines to tell the story of every major motorcycle that Harley-Davidson has built, from the very first prototype to the Silent Gray Fellow to the latest liquid-cooled CVO Electra Glides and Softails. Harley-Davidson: The Complete History is the ultimate history of the ultimate motorcycle company.

Harley-Davidson

The Complete History

Author: Patrick Hook

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781856486569

Category: Transportation

Page: 448

View: 367

A special anniversary... The motorcycle that every easy rider craves... A book so popular it's in reprint even before it's released. This is sure to zoom out of stores! Happy 100th birthday, Harley Davidson! Celebrate a century of the most exciting motorcycles ever made in 448 exciting, thrill-inducing pages of color photographs. With images of every Harley ever produced and sold, and complete specs on each one, this beautiful, oversized volume will rev cycle lovers' motors on high. Beginning with the first model made in 1903 (which zipped along at a grand 25 miles per hour), there's information on the motorcycle's designation, engine, bore & stroke, displacement, torque, Bhp, and top speed. In sparkling images, see 1907's Silent Gray Fellow, with its bicycle-like frame; move on to the post-war Hydra Glide, aimed at a totally new market; the Dyna Glide, born in 1947 and existing in all its shiny glory till 1996; the Evo Sportster, offered in two engine sizes; and right up to today's sleek, fast cycles. There are also brochure covers, countless close-ups of smaller details, and a wealth of other fascinating facts.

The Complete Harley-Davidson

Author: Tod Rafferty

Publisher: Crestline

ISBN: 0760303266

Category: Transportation

Page: 159

View: 3269

Arranged chronologically, presents a history of every major motorcycle model produced by the legendary company since 1903

The Ultimate Harley-Davidson

The Complete Book of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles : Their History, Development and Riders

Author: Mac McDiarmid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780754804871

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 3441

-- The ultimate reference book for lovers of the most revered motorcycle in the world -- The complete history and evolution of the Harley-Davidson in its entirely, from its humble beginnings to its many significant roles in its social and historical context -- A thorough catalogue of marques presenting every model ever produced and accompanied by specification boxes -- An illustrated reference with colour photographs and informative text that captures the essence and excitement of this legendary motorbike

100 Years of Harley-Davidson

Author: Willie G. Davidson

Publisher: Hachette Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0821228196

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 4561

In celebration of a century of making classic motorcycles, the official one-hundredth anniversary volume recounts the history of the company, and presents images of its famous products.

The Life Harley-Davidson

Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760361991

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 2113

If you've felt the unabashed freedom that comes with a motorcycle, then you know the Harley lifestyle. The Life Harley-Davidson takes a deep look at all aspect of the life that comes with these bikes. From the moment we first saw riders experiencing the joy and the freedom that can only be found riding a powerful motorcycle down an open road, many of us have been hooked on the life Harley-Davidson. The Life: Harley-Davidson celebrates that freedom. The Life Harley-Davidson covers all aspects of the Harley lifestyle, profiling celebrity Harley fans like Elvis Presley, Hunter S. Thompson, Peter Fonda, and Arnold Schwartzenegger. All the iconic machines are here, too, like the Sporster, Electra Glide, and Fat Boy. The book also explores all the major types of custom Harleys, like Bobbers, Choppers, and Cafe racers. This is about more than just motorcycles, though. It’s about community, gear, and tattoos. It’s about B movies, like The Wild One, The Wild Angels, and Wild Hogs. And, of course, television’s Sons of Anarchy, a program that ignited interest in the life Harley-Davidson among a younger generation of rebels. Chapters cover the one percenter outlaw club scene, focusing on international clubs like the Hells Angels, Outlaws, Pagans, and Dragons.

Ultimate Harley Davidson

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409350231

Category: Transportation

Page: 216

View: 816

Celebrate 110 years of Harley Davidson with this definitive guide Ultimate Harley-Davidson showcases the bikes and the success story of the greatest American marque in motorcycling history, from the rolling out of its first model from a backyard shed to the world-class company that it is today. Spanning the entire timeline, from the beginning of the early bikes and innovations to the v-rods and sports bikes of today, the amazing gallery of over 70 of the most covetable Harleys ever created will get your engine revving. This completely updated catalogue of every production model provides technical data and key innovations for each bike, and also includes racing models, special one-offs, and limited-edition production runs. Ultimate Harley-Davidson (previous ISBN: 978140530226), now with a new jacket and updated timeline, is the complete guide for lovers of this American classic, whether you're an easy rider or born to be wild.

Harley-Davidson

A History of the World’s Most Famous Motorcycle

Author: Margie Siegal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747814953

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 64

View: 7234

Harley-Davidson: words that evoke the open American road and the 'Made in America' tradition like no others. The sweeping chopper handlebars, the distinctive throaty 'potato potato' roar of the engine and the unmistakable logo are all emblems recognized the world over. This book expertly ties together the mechanical evolution of the Harley's engines – from the earliest motorized pedal bicycles to the iconic heavyweight twin cylinder V-engines we know and love today – and the social history of the brand's phenomenal rise in the twentieth century, as innovative survivor of the Great Depression, supplier of the military during both World Wars and enduring symbol of freedom and rebellion in movies such as 'Easy Rider'. It is fully illustrated with pictures of the bikes and those who have ridden them as well as beautiful examples of H-D's distinctive design aesthetic in advertising and collectibles.

The Big Book of Harley-Davidson

Centennial Edition

Author: Thomas Bolfert

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760314462

Category: Transportation

Page: 316

View: 7137

aChronicles America's sole remaining motorcycle manufacturer, and the historical framework in which it prevailed for nearly nine decades.

Harley-Davidson Sportster

Sixty Years

Author: Allan Girdler

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760352186

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 1385

Go on a 60-year ride with Harley-Davidson's Sportster Things got a little weird in the American motorcycle industry after World War II. People hungered for new motorcycles, buying just about everything manufacturers could build. But on rare occasions a manufacturer produced a machine that nobody wanted. Such was the case with the Harley-Davidson Model K. The Model K had most of the features buyers wanted in a modern machine, like hand-operated clutches, foot-operated shifters, and cool-running aluminum heads, but it lacked perhaps the most important technological upgrade: a modern overhead-valve valve-train design. The Model K retained the antiquated side-valve design because of arcane AMA racing rules written when Harley-Davidson and Indian competed head-to-head on American racetracks, but by 1952 Indian was on its last legs. This should have made the Model K a massive sales success. What nobody counted on was the British bike invasion. Thanks to their modern overhead-valve engines, the lightweight British bikes humiliated the side-valve Harleys on the track and on the street. Upgrades to the Model K didn't help; Harley finally relented and introduced a new overhead-valve middleweight for the 1957 model year. Dubbed the Sportster, it was everything the Model K was not. More importantly, it was faster than the British competition. Thus began the Sportster's sixty-year reign. Harley-Davidson Sportster: Sixty Years tells the complete Sportster story. Noted Sportster expert Allen Girdler covers all the bikes--the XLCH, Caf_ Racer, XR1000, XLX, 883, Iron, Forty-Eight, Seventy-Two, and Nightster--that have made the Sportster one of the most iconic motorcycles on earth.

Ultimate Harley-Davidson

Author: Mac McDiarmid

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844760992

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 3516

The complete history and evolution of Harley-Davidson, from its humble beginnings to its role as a cultural icon.

The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles

Every Model Since 1923

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627887644

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 5777

Get a close look at every production motorcycle ever built by BMW. The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles is a thorough year-by-year guide to every production machine ever built by Germany's leading motorcycle manufacturer. All the classic bikes are here--pre-World War II BMWs such as the R5 that defined performance in that era; the military R12 that carried the Wehrmacht as it blitzkrieged its way across Europe; the Earles-forked R69S that offered the perfect platform for mounting a Steib sidecar; the R90S cafe racer; the K1 "flying brick"; and the GS (Gelände Sport) series that launched a dual-sport revolution, right up to today's world-class S1000RR. All of BMW's bike families are covered--the side-valve machines from the early years, the early overhead-valve performance bikes, the postwar Airheads and Oilheads, the four- and six-cylinder touring bikes, the early pushrod singles, the modern overhead-cam singles, the latest parallel twins, and inline four-cylinder sport bikes. From the first model, the R32 that launched BMW's motorcycle dynasty, to the latest (and fastest) model, the World-Superbike-dominating S1000RR, The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles captures nearly a century of motorcycling excellence with a combination of historic and contemporary photos. Complete technical specifications for each model make this book a must-have for any serious BMW aficionado. Don't miss the most thorough reference to these outstanding German motorcycles available today!

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Eighty Years

Author: Greg Field

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350434

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

View: 8429

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the engine that changed the motorcycle world. Motorcycle technology lagged far behind automotive technology since the earliest days of the internal-combustion engine. All that changed in 1936 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Model EL. For the first time ever, a company was manufacturing a high-performance overhead-valve engine for the masses. And what an engine it was -- in addition to bringing state-of-the-art technology to the motorcycling world -- a work of art. Because of the shape of its rocker covers, the engine was given a nickname to match its looks: the Knucklehead. The technology used in this engine was so advanced that it laid the foundation for every future Harley-Davidson motorcycle, including the current models built in the 21st century. To this day every cruiser style motorcycle still adheres to the shape of that original Knucklehead. Harley-Davidson Knucklehead: Eighty Years tells the entire Knucklehead story, from the very first overhead-valve V-twin Harley produced for the public through the post-war models, continuing right up until today, when aftermarket manufacturers reproduce complete Knucklehead crate engines because of its continuing popularity.

The Encyclopedia of the Harley Davidson

Author: Peter Henshaw,Ian Kerr

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785826286

Category: Transportation

Page: 448

View: 9904

This illustrated encyclopedia is packed with interesting facts and follows the history of the famous Harley Davidson company and the development of its famous bikes, which have earned a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts everywhere. The bikes are described in detail, not only in mechanical terms, but also with glorious photographs, and will be of interest to everyone who loves motorbikes: even aficionados of Japanese and European bikes, who have never even ridden a Harley Davidson, will be able to recognize the unique marriage of style and nostalgia and the fact that there are no other bikes quite like them. With chapters that are biographical, like "The Buell Story," and "The Harley-Davidson Story," readers will get the inside story on this epic brand of motorcycle. Other chapters, like "A-Z of Harley-Davidson," "Year on Year," and "Guide to Model Names," enthusiasts will get a fully-functional, comprehensive encyclopedia of everything they ever wanted to know about Harleys.

Indian Motorcycle

America's First Motorcycle Company

Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0760348634

Category: Indian motorcycle

Page: 224

View: 2169

"The complete story of Indian, America's first mass-produced motorcycle maker"--

Harley-Davidson

An Illustrated Guide

Author: Peter Henshaw,Ian Kerr

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785833536

Category: Transportation

Page: 400

View: 3945

This illustrated guide is packed with interesting facts and follows the history of the famous Harley-Davidson company and the development of its famous bikes, which have earned a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts everywhere. The story dates from 1903 when Bill Harley and the Davidson brothers, with no thought of fame or fortune, decided to build a motorcycle that really worked. So successful was it, that it led to the gradual formation of a company that has survived through good times and bad. Through good times and bad, losing and winning back police contracts, as well as weathering various other vicissitudes, the company has achieved lasting success. In the end, Harley-Davidson came to the ultimate decision of giving its customers what they really wanted, not by providing year-on-year innovations, but by remaining true to the Founders' original concept. The result, as everyone knows, are bikes of mythic status, imbued with a mysterious quality of their own and generating a passion in enthusiasts amounting almost to a love affair. The name has come to personify America and is up there alongside Coca-Cola, Ford and McDonald's. The bikes are described in detail, not only in mechanical terms, but also with glorious photographs, and will be of interest to everyone who loves motorbikes: even aficionados of Japanese and European bikes, who have never even ridden a Harley-Davidson, will be able to recognize the unique marriage of style and nostalgia and the fact that there are no other bikes quite like them.

The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars

Author: Allan Girdler

Publisher: Crestline Books

ISBN: 9780785834182

Category: Transportation

Page: 180

View: 6311

In The Harley Davidson and Indian Wars, author Allan Girdler takes you on a colorful tour of the men and machines that competed to dominate the American motorcycle industry. This book chronicles the legendary machines such as the Knucklehead and the Four, as well as motorcycles like the Hummer and the Model CZ whose times came and went or, perhaps, never came at all. The racing history is also told with a flourish, from the days of total-loss oiling, wooden race tracks, and high mortality rates to the cataclysmic times of Class C racing, when roaring V-twin -powered beasts were manhandled on dirt tracks, asphalt, and through the nastiest terrain the country has to offer. The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars tells the story of these two makers, from the days when Harley-Davidsons were built in the Davidson family's back yard to the tragic demise of the Indian Motorcycle company. In The Harley Davidson and Indian Wars, author Allan Girdler takes you on a colorful tour of the men and machines that competed to dominate the American motorcycle industry. This book chronicles the legendary machines such as the Knucklehead and the Four, as well as motorcycles like the Hummer and the Model CZ whose times came and went or, perhaps, never came at all. The racing history is also told with a flourish, from the days of total-loss oiling, wooden race tracks, and high mortality rates to the cataclysmic times of Class C racing, when roaring V-twin -powered beasts were manhandled on dirt tracks, asphalt, and through the nastiest terrain the country has to offer. The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars tells the story of these two makers, from the days when Harley-Davidsons were built in the Davidson family's back yard to the tragic demise of the Indian Motorcycle company.

Harley-Davidson

The Ultimate Machine

Author: Tod Rafferty

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 9780762412686

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 9585

The finest single-volume history of Harley Davidson is better than ever! In recognition of the company's 100-year anniversary, this definitive work has been updated to include new models for 2000 and 2001. It features more than 300 photos, including all the landmark motorcycles and rare historical archive prints.